Genealogical and historical information and links for anyone researching their ancestors in England and the British Isles

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Books

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2002)
www.britannica.co.uk

Cottle, Basil, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames (London: Penguin UK, 1967)
www.penguin.co.uk

Currer-Briggs, Noel, and Gambier, Royston
, Debrett's Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree (London: Headline Book Publishing, 1999)

Drabble, Margaret (ed.), Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)
www.oup.com

FitzHugh, Terrick V.H., The Dictionary of Genealogy (London: A & C Black, 1998)
www.acblack.com

Fowler, Simon, and Spencer, William, Army Records for Family Historians (London: The National Archives, 2000)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Greenwood, Douglas, Who's Buried Where in England (London: Constable & Robinson Ltd, 1999)
www.constablerobinson.com

Harrison, Ian, The Book of Firsts (London: Cassell Illustrated, 2003
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Hey, David (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)
www.oup.com

Hey, David, The Oxford Guide to Family History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)
www.oup.com

Hilliam, David, Kings, Queens, Bones & Bastards (Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006
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Kerrigan, Michael, Who Lives Where. A Guide to Famous Graves (London: Fourth Estate, 1995)
www.4thestate.co.uk

Kirby, D.P., The Earliest English Kings (London: Unwin Hyman Ltd, 1991)

Lenman, Bruce P., and Anderson, Trevor (eds.) Chambers Dictionary of World History (Edinburgh, New York: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2000)
www.chambers.co.uk

McGovern, Una (ed.), Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2002)
www.chambers.co.uk

Mears, Kenneth J., The Tower of London : 900 Years of English History (Oxford: Phaidon Press Limited, 1998)

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 1995)
www.m-w.com

Palmer, Alan, and Palmer, Veronica, The Chronology of British History (London: Century Ltd., 1992)

Partington, Angela (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992)
www.oup.com

Reaney, P.H. & Wilson, R.M., A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958)
www.oup.com

Rogers, Colin D., The Family Tree Detective (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997)
www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk

Strong, Roy, The Story of Britain (London: Pimlico, 1998)
www.randomhouse.co.uk/pimlico

Thorold, Henry, Collins Guide to Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales (London: Collins, 1986)
www.collins.co.uk

Using Army Records (London: The National Archives, 2000)
Using Birth, Marriage and Death Records (London: The National Archives, 2000)
Using Census Returns (London: The National Archives, 2000)
Using Wills (London: The National Archives, 2001)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Wilson, Derek, The Tower of London - A Thousand Years (London: Allison & Busby Ltd, 1998)
www.alisonandbusby.com


Websites
Anglo Saxon Monarchs
www.earlybritishkingdoms.com

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Countryside Agency
www.countryside.gov.uk

Battlefields Trust
- Battles which took place on British soil
www.battlefieldstrust.com

Berkshire History

www.berkshirehistory.com

County & National Genealogical Information
- GENUKI
www.genuki.org.uk

E.M. Forster
- Music and Meaning
www.musicandmeaning/forster

General Research
- Wikipedia
www.wikipedia.org

Historic Buildings
- English Heritage
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Historic Buildings
- The Heritage Trail
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk

Historic People & Events
- BBC History
www.bbc.uk/history

Industrial Revolution
- Cotton Times
www.cottontimes.co.uk

Landscape photgraphy
- flickr
www.flickr.com

Message boards
for counties, countries & surnames
www.genealogy.com
www.ancestry.co.uk

Monarchs
- The Official Website of the British Monarchy
www.royal.gov.uk

Nobel Prize Winners
- The Official Website of the Nobel Foundation
www.nobel.se

Paintings
- Tate Gallery
www.tate.org.uk


Pictures of Historic Places
- English Heritage Viewfinder
http://viewfinder.english-heritage.org.uk/

Poets
Academy of American Poets
www.poets.org

Portraits of Famous People - National Portrait Gallery
www.npg.org.uk

Properties & Gardens
- The National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Prime Ministers
- 10 Downing Street
www.number-10.gov.uk

Scottish Historic Buildings
- Undiscovered Scotland
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk

World Heritage Sites
UNESCO
whc.unesco.org

Australia - Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
www.environment.gov.au

Canada - Parks Canada Agency
www.parkscanada.ca

New Zealand - New Zealand Department of Conservation
www.doc.govt.nz

United States - US Department of the Interior - National Park Service
www.nps.gov

Writers
Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
www.luminarium.org


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